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  • verb dated Present participle of automobile.


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  • When Mr. Kirwan and his wife went "automobiling," they dressed in vintage dusters and goggles that would have been worn by a motorist of that era.

    C. Gordon Kirwan Jr., businessman, car enthusiast, dies at 84

  • During the early days of automobiling, leaving town in a “horseless carriage” was a muddy ordeal.

    Interstate 69

  • And when she saw him pull her to him and asked her grandly if she had done much automobiling about Kansas City, she merely smiled to herself.

    An American Tragedy

  • Now, with a great deal of fuss the engine was reversed again, to run frontward, and the automobiling entourage also reversed.


  • Clearly the makers of old-time guide-books must wake up, or everybody will take to automobiling, if only to have the right to demand one of these excellent guides.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • The early days of automobiling were not fraught with so many technicalities as to-day, when the last new thing may be a benzine bus or a turbine trailer; formerly everything was simple and crude, -- and more or less inefficient.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Occasionally a real shell would come popping over from somewhere to tear a hole in the roadside to make our automobiling more difficult.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • All this had furnished at least variety, and, when it came to automobiling through Britain, it was merely going over well-worn ground that we had known in our cycling days, and usually we went merely where fancy willed.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • If automobiling on land in France is a pleasure, a voyage up a picturesque and historic French river in a _canot-automobile_ is a dream, so at least we thought, four of us -- and a boy to clean the engine, run errands, and to climb overboard and push us off when we got stuck in the mud.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Even in the latter case he occasionally breaks away for a more or less extended period, and either goes fishing in Canada, shooting in Scotland, or automobiling in France, with perhaps a rush over a Swiss pass or two, and a dash around the Italian lakes, and back down the Rhine for a little tour in Great Britain.

    The Automobilist Abroad


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